Planning

Wrexham County Borough Council goes live with Built Environment!

Arcus Global are delighted to announce that after a 9 month project, Wrexham County Borough Council have gone live on our Built Environment suite including Planning, Building Control and Land Charges. Wrexham County Borough Council commented; “The Wrexham County Borough Council system has now gone live and the Arcus Global team were very supportive in the weeks leading up to the go live… Read more »

Active Travel England implements Arcus Planning for case management

Arcus Global has been selected by Active Travel England to implement Arcus Planning, for planning consultation case management. Active Travel England (ATE) was set up in 2022 to lead the delivery of the Government’s vision that 50% of all journeys in towns and cities will be walked, wheeled or cycled by 2030. Arcus Global is delighted… Read more »

The London Borough of Bromley selects Arcus Global to Transform Planning & Building Control.

A new cloud based software solution to help manage Planning, Building Control and Land Charges is being introduced at London’s largest Borough, Bromley, which is also one of England’s busiest planning authorities.  An agreement is in place for up to 4 years with a total value of over £325,000 including optional extensions for Arcus Global,… Read more »

Building the digital golden thread

By Robin Barber, product owner for built environment at Arcus Global Digital is becoming part of everything we do in the public sector. Significant work has already been undertaken to progress the digital transformation of the UK’s built environment, which is no exception to this.  Earlier this year the Building Regulations Advisory Committee and MHCLG… Read more »

Planning for the future

As the product owner for the Built Environment suite, it is my responsibility to understand market changes and trends. As such I’ve been closely watching the comments and responses to the Government’s Planning for the Future white paper. It’s been particularly interesting to see discussions going on around the newly proposed zoning concepts rather than the adoption of technology.

How Local Land Charges can aid the recovery of the Economy

At first glance, the idea of land charges doesn’t conjure the most exciting of images to mind. Often the service is tucked away in the back office somewhere, only dealt with when necessary. I don’t think that, in the two decades I’ve spent responding to tenders, that I’ve seen a tender for a land charges solution that includes planning and building control. Normally the land charge staff are the last to see a solution during a demonstration at the end of a long day. Maybe land charges is the underappreciated ‘Cinderella’ of public services.

The shared challenge for local authorities and their citizens, and why tech is the solution

We started the year of 2020 talking about Brexit and single-use plastic, we’d pretty much all planned our holidays out, and we had all fallen into a trap of thinking that we knew where we would be by the end of it. The public sector was no exception.

Constructing a more automated future for building control inspections

With 2020 a tipping point for the digitalisation of building control and other crucial infrastructure services, we’re seeing many organisations look to cloud technologies as a way to maintain service delivery whilst managing risk.

Planning software suppliers can be truly creative in the current market- we just need the nod

I read this report from the Connected Place Catapult with great interest. I don’t disagree with the six principles outlined in the report. In fact, at Arcus we try to put these principles into action every day. However, in focusing wholly on the software suppliers, the report misses an opportunity to highlight some more fundamental issues.

Why we shouldn’t go back to normal after COVID-19 – let your cloud be the silver lining

With people imagining what life will be like following the current pandemic, you often see them quoted as expecting working life to ‘go back to normal’. For me, that won’t work.

What does 2020 hold for planning tech?

I was asked recently about what I think 2020 will bring for planning tech. My response to that question might not paint a futuristic picture of digitally rendered buildings but what we’re likely to see is just as interesting. The key to all this is recognising that there is a difference between what we’d like to see in planning, and what we will actually see come to market.

Arcus Global Secures Spot on G-Cloud 11 Framework, for the Seventh Consecutive Year

All of Arcus Global’s products and services will be on offer across all three lots through the latest iteration of the G-Cloud framework 03, July 2019: Arcus Global Limited, a market leader in GovTech cloud solutions, is pleased to announce that it has gained a place on the new G-Cloud 11 framework, allowing it to… Read more »